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13-year-old arrested, charged after bringing loaded gun to middle school in Gurnee

A 13-year-old was arrested and charged after bringing a loaded gun to a middle school in Gurnee, resulting in a lockdown and police response Friday morning. Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday. Viking Middle School, located at 4460 Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee, was placed […]

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Police respond, school put on lockdown following report of student armed with knife at Waukegan High School

The Waukegan High School Brookside Campus was put on lockdown and police responded following a report of a student armed with a knife threatening others Friday, officials said. School officials sent a message to staff and parents informing them the school was placed on hard lockdown. All students were safe and the Waukegan Police Department […]

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Several schools put on lockdown after multiple gunmen fire shots near Edith Middle School in Waukegan

Multiple schools were placed on lockdown after gunmen fired shots down the street from Edith Smith Middle School in Waukegan Friday morning, officials said. The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8:05 a.m. Friday to the 800 block of New York Street for a report of a shooting. Two vehicles, both Kia Souls occupied by multiple […]

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Police respond to Zion-Benton High School after students, staff placed on lockdown due to threat

Police were called to Zion-Benton Township High School after it was placed on lockdown Thursday morning following a threat made to the school. The Zion-Benton District 126 issued a precautionary hard lockdown around 9:10 a.m. Thursday. A “vague” threat was made against the high school, the district said without specifying further. The Zion Police Department […]

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Schools, businesses placed on lockdown after police receive call of armed person in Gurnee

Schools and local businesses were placed on lockdown Friday morning after police responded to a report of an armed person in Gurnee, authorities said. The Gurnee Police Department responded around 11:05 a.m. Friday to the 100 block of Minthaven Court in Gurnee. Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said a call was received […]

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Warrant issued for man who allegedly strangled, body slammed teacher after forcing way into Waukegan school

A warrant has been issued for a male suspect who authorities say forced his way into a Waukegan middle school and strangled a teacher while accompanied by a female suspect. The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 7:12 a.m. on May 23 to John Lewis Middle School, 600 South Lewis Avenue, for […]